Published on May 4th, 2017 | by Organic Torah0
The Royal Road: Reb Kolonymus Kalman Shapira, Online Class Starting May 18
–The Royal Road to Connecting with the Divine
Teachings on Spiritual Practice and Wisdom for Life from Sefer Derekh HaMelekh, by Rabbi Kalanymous Kalman Shapira
Derekh HaMelekh— “The Royal Road”—is a collection of Shabbat and holiday teachings by Reb Kalanymous Kalman Shapira, who was the “Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto” as well as a major spiritual leader before the war. These teachings are deeply informed by Jewish tradition, psychological insights and the Rebbe’s own spiritual search. The wisdom he shares is multi-faceted and stunningly contemporary. He sheds light on current paradigm-shift thinking, meditation and radical concepts of God.
Rabbis Andrea Cohen Kiener and Natan Margalit will work together to share selections . Each session will include an introduction to the main ideas of the Rebbe as they emerge in that week’s selection, a close reading of portions on the selection and a time to interact together about applications, insights and questions garnered from the reading.
Sample Topics Include: How to Work with Community Discord, Developing the Intuitive Mind, The Value of Wholeness, Insights into the Culture of Addiction, and more.
The classes will be taught via Zoom, a free (to students) on-line classroom application. Hand-outs will be shared on Zoom and as email attachments. Sessions will be recorded and made available to participants and auditors.
Co-taught by Rabbi Natan Margalit and Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener
6 Thursdays: May 18, 25, June 8 15, 22, 29 7:30-8:30 PM
Discounts for synagogues and groups
$95 for individual
$80 per person if you come as a hevruta or more (2 or more)
$55 per person if you come as a class — at least 8 people.
$45 if you only want to audit by listening to the recordings.